HEC Cougar GX800 Power Supply
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Seven days ago one of my secondary HTPC units stopped working without any particular reason, it just stopped. After going through the basics it was easy to see that it was the power supply unit which had passed away and although it was manufactured by a good brand name the power output and internal components were both not of the highest level. Now using 1250 and 1200W power supplies on my 3 primary systems i have never come across any issues but for my secondary HTPC systems anything above 600W seemed overkill, a mistake that i will not be making ever again since usually with highest output levels companies tend to use even better components. Our tests sample today is one such power supply unit and although its output of 800W is not the highest around still its build quality is almost excellent. The name of the product is the GX800 and is made by Cougar a subsidiary of HEC, a German company most of us have learned to trust over the years.
COUGAR products are designed by COUGAR GERMANY, a professional R&D engineering team and COUGAR is part of the “HEC/COMPUCASE” Group. The unique combination of the world-famous German skills of designing the best products worldwide and HEC/s power and long-time experience to produce the best high quality products created innovative masterpieces in PSU history. The PC upgrading and DIY market is changing rapidly and is growing more and more. Professional user are asking for more than only stable and silent PSU/s, they want efficient and energy saving products without compromises in quality. COUGAR GERMANY created such products! COUGAR GERMANY combines the features of innovation and evolution to create efficient, powerful and unique products like “COUGAR POWER”. The purpose of COUGAR GERMANY is the satisfaction of the customer, reaching it by creating most valuable, advanced products. COUGAR – YOUR POWER!
Cougar is currently manufacturing 9 different PSU models targeted towards casual users and all the way up to gamers and overclockers. The GX line is their top one and the GX800 sits right in the middle of that line with the GX600 as the entry level solution and the GX1050 as the flagship. Now since HEC has a very good track record in this particular segment of the market i can only hope that Cougar continues on the same path but let’s move on and find out what the GX800 is capable of.